Don Foster's Dive
Don Fosters Dive
Don Fosters Dive
Don Fosters Dive
Don Fosters Dive
Don Fosters Dive

Why night diving?

What Do You See At Night?

The reef comes alive with a whole different cast of characters at night. Most of the fish you see during the day hide away to sleep at night and many that can't be found during the day can be seen all over the reef. Night-time is the best time to see crabs, lobsters, and shrimp going about their business. Octopi come out and swim freely alongside hunting barracudas, Tarpons and Moray Eels, creating an amazing show. But it doesn't stop there, one of the most spectacular parts of night diving is watching the coral feeding. Coral blooms after dark, absorbing nutrients from the water around it and looks truly beautiful. Of course, an incredible occurrence that can only be seen at night with all lights turned off is bioluminescence, amazing organisms that glow in the dark!

Guided Shore Night Dive at our house reef Casuarina Point

There are a few basic considerations for choosing a dive site for a night dive. It's best to dive somewhere you've already dived during the day, you wouldn't want to get lost in the dark! It's also important to choose a site that isn't very deep (preferably 60 feet / 18 meters at the most) and doesn't require you to swim too far. It's also best not to dive in difficult conditions.

Our reef encompass all the above. Easy entry and exit; shallow cove where we can check all our gear and gentle slope toward the reef. Fascinating creatures will be right there as soon as you start your dive. The hardpan shallow section is covered with small creatures. The main coral formation comes next. Because you bring your own source of light you will be able to see the real colors of the reef. Bright read, blues and yellows will get your attention.

Although it is a good idea to know your location in relation to the shore and surrounding reef, the Guide will make sure you follow the best path along the dive according to the prevalent conditions and assuring your return to the entry point.

Night Dive is scheduled upon request any time during the week. Reservations can be made 24 hrs before the night dive with a minimum of two divers.


New, Black Water Diving!

If you are an experienced night diver/ Photographer looking for something unique, this experience is for you!

Black Water Dive is done at night. Takes place over very deep water although the dive itself is shallow.

This dive allow us to observe the biggest vertical migration on Earth, that happens every night in the world's Oceans. We search for the larval versions of fish we daily see on our reefs (Lion Fish, Angel Fish, Trigger Fish, Trumpet Fish, etc.) but also may creatures that live at depth and ascend to shallow waters to feed (Paper Nautilus, Paralarva Octopus, Diamond Squid, Sharp Ear Enope Squid and more). We also see larval Flounders, Moray Eels, Peral Fish Tripod Fish and many more odd creatures never seen by divers before!

To do the dive, we deploy a a big red lit up buoy with a 60 feet rope. Attached to the downline, there are sets of lights at 10, 20, 30 & 40 feet and a strobe at 60 feet . The downline attracts the sea creatures and most importantly, is our reference point during the dive. Keeping the lit downline in sight is very important as all the divers and the buoy are drifting in open Ocean. The boat just follows the buoy at a safe distance and divers can ascend close to the buoy and get picked up at any time during the dive. Divers are not tethered and great buoyancy skills and been comfortable in open waters at night is a must. Usuall bottom time is 90 minutes max. Divers can finish their dive at anytime they wish during the 90 minutes allocated.